Monday, August 3, 2020
Home Uncategorized Maoists commemorate slain leaders with landmine blast, one killed

Maoists commemorate slain leaders with landmine blast, one killed

New Delhi: A landmine blast triggered by Maoists in the Kanker district of Chattisgarh left one police personnel dead and another jawan critically injured on Wednesday.

Interestingly, the attack occurred on the first day of the Peoples’ Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week. The Communist Party if India (Maoist) had urged all their comrades to observe the week. The ultra outfit is observing the PLGA week from today till December 8 to commemorate their leaders  were killed during different operations against security forces.

The blast rattled the area during a joint drive by the Border Security Force (BSF)  and the Kanker.

The Maoist triggered the blast when the joint force was cordoning a forest area in Markanar village 300 kms from north Bastar.

Immediate reinforcement was rushed to the spot. Despite two personnel bejng airlifted and shifted to Raipur for treatment, assistant constable Baijuram Potai succumbed to his injuries.  Reportedly, Santram Netam is also critical.

Security was beefed up in the area. Joint forces have initiated a combing operation to nab the rebels.

The extremist outfit had chalked out a plan to observe the week and bolster their organisational strength. Meetings and discussions were held to review their operational prowess. They also carried out rallies to spread anti-government propaganda across the Bastar district. Notably, the outfit was also on a recruitment drive to increase the number of cadres.

Intelligence reports suggested that the Maoists are contemplating on carrying out massive scale subversive activities and attack security forces.

The outlawed outfit had ambushed a team of Special Task Force (STF), killing one personnel in Darbha region in tribal Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in August this year.

Bastar is considered as a Maoist bastion and this attack testifies the claim.

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) had earlier carried out a deadly attack killing frontline Congress leaders in 2013.

Though the activities of the outfit had considerably toned down but the current attack clearly reveals their activeness in the region.

(With inputs from agencies)

 

STAY CONNECTED

18,966FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,780FollowersFollow

Most Popular

386M Databases From 18 Companies Stolen

A hacker/hacking group known as ShinyHunters flooded a hacker forum with 386 million user records stolen from 18 companies. According to BleepingComputer, ShinyHunters last week...

‘Unfixable Vulnerability’ Found in Apple’s Secure Enclave Chip puts Users’ Data at Risk

A new exploit has allegedly been found in Apple's Secure Enclave chip putting the data of iPhone, iPad, Mac users at risk. Chinese hackers from...

Amitabh Bachchan Shares Emotions After Covid Recovery, Raksha Bandhan Plans

Cine icon Amitabh Bachchan has said it is heartening to be back home from hospital after his Covid recovery. He has also revealed his...

Volcanic Eruptions Responsible for Cooling of Earth: Researchers

Analysis of sediment found in a central Texas cave in the US shows volcanic eruptions responsible for the cooling of the Earth around 13,000...

Entertainment Industry has Made us Whatever we are: Ravi Dubey

Actor Ravi Dubey says it is not easy for television actors to make it big in Bollywood. "It's not easy, because there are times certain...

“It’s Cool to be Kind”, Says Esha Gupta

Bollywood actress Esha Gupta has shared some words of wisdom on social media and said that it's cool to be kind. Esha took to Instagram,...

Malaika Arora Shares Some Skincare Tips With Fans

Bollywood actress Malaika Arora has doled out some skincare tips she follows and shared it on social media with her fans and followers. Malaika took...

Game Downloads in India Increase by Nearly 1 Billion in 2nd Quarter

Global player spending in mobile games increased by 27 per cent year-over-year in the second quarter of this year to $19.3 billion even as...

Recent Comments